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Royal silks return as King Charles III's horse finishes 2nd

Sep. 29, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

SALISBURY, England (AP) — The famous royal silks returned to British horse racing on Thursday, with the first runner under the ownership of King Charles III finishing a distant second at Salisbury. Educator was the first horse to wear the purple, red and gold silks since the death...

Pegasus on Jan. 28, Florida Derby on April 1 at Gulfstream

Sep. 27, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Gulfstream Park announced the schedule for the 2022-23 Championship Meet, highlighted by the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Jan. 28. Also on Pegasus day: The $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational, as well as the $500,000 Pegasus...

Royal silks back in British horse racing after queen's death

Sep. 27, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The famous royal silks are returning to British horse racing for the first time since the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Taking to the track under the ownership of the queen's heir, King Charles III, Educator will don the purple, red and gold silks for a race at...

Taiba wins $1 million Pennsylvania Derby for Baffert

Sep. 24, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — Taiba won the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby by three lengths on Saturday for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. Ridden by Mike Smith, Taiba ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.67 and paid $4.80, $3 and $2.60. It was Baffert's fourth win in the Grade 1 event...

Kentucky Derby modifies qualifying, elevates prep races

Sep. 16, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs has modified paths to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, awarding points to the top five finishers in qualifying races and increasing significance for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and late prep season events. Most Derby prep races during the...

Official: New Mexico horse racing still in the 'dark ages'

Sep. 15, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Easing rules around online betting would help ensure the survival of New Mexico's horse racing industry as it faces intensifying competition for attention from gamblers in the state and around the world, a top racing official told a panel of state lawmakers Thursday. ...

Churchill Downs Inc. agrees to buy Ellis Park in cash deal

Sep. 15, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs Inc. has agreed to buy Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky, for $79 million in cash. The deal announced Thursday with Enchantment Holdings LLC includes Churchill Downs assuming Ellis Park’s opportunity to build a track extension facility in...

Baffert wins record 16th Del Mar Futurity with Cave Rock

Sep. 11, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Cave Rock won the $302,000 Del Mar Futurity by 5 1/4 lengths on Sunday, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his record 16th victory in the Grade 1 race in which he finished 1-2. Ridden by Juan Hernandez, Cave Rock ran seven furlongs in a stakes-record...

Live updates: Biden accepts invitation for queen's funeral

Sep. 11, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON —- President Joe Biden has formally accepted an invitation to attend the state funeral service for Queen Elizabeth II. The White House said Sunday that the president will be accompanied by First Lady Jill Biden. The service will be held on Sept. 19. ...

British horse racing resumes with tribute to queen

Sep. 11, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

DONCASTER, England (AP) — British horse racing paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday as the late monarch’s favorite sport returned after a two-day pause following her death. Two minutes of silence was held at Doncaster before the first race of a schedule that included the...